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Obituaries

Wednesday, June 21, 2000


Alex C. Antonio, 87, of Honolulu died June 4 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Teresita; son Benjamin R.; daughter Gladys; stepdaughter Lourdes Talan Jr., and sister Dionisia C. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Emelio K. Bailado, 72, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator with Yamada and Sons, died Sunday at home. He was born in Kapalama. He is survived by wife Julia H.; sons Emelio B., Jeffrey B., Darryl B.B. and Curtis J.B.; daughters Laveinia L. Respicio, Sorania J. Miller and Easter Marie B. Stockman; hanai mother Annie; brothers Cristutito and Saturnino Bailado Jr. and Joe Keomalu; sisters Rose Delacruz, Cecelia Paltovick, Sandra Gomez, Nina Shigaki, Dorothy Leong and Nani Fernadez, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pedro R. "Pete" Baniaga, 85, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired loading machine operator with Olokele Sugar Co., died Sunday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Consuelo "Connie"; son Patrick; daughter Marianne Upward; brothers Francisco, Segundo, Genofre, Lauro and Emillio; sisters Petra Valencia, Francisca Gallegos, Helen Ramos and Pacita Alonso, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at West Kauai United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dr. Barton M. Eveleth, 86, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a physician for Kohala Sugar Co., Hawaii Preparatory Academy and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, will be remembered in memorial services at 11 a.m. Friday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau. Aloha attire. No flowers. He died Sunday in North Hawaii Community Hospital after a car accident. He was born in Utah. He is survived by son Barton "Rick" and three grandsons.

Mabel H.M. Ferreira, 83, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ernest J. and Dennis W.; daughters Roselyn M. and Evelyn J. Ozaki; sister Elsie Camara, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire.

Efren J. Hall, 48, of Kohala, Hawaii, a cook for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Mauna Lani Beach Hotel, died May 23 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy C.; daughters Lauren and Noelle; mother Emily; brothers David Menza, Wayne and Patrick Hall and Billy Buchan Jr., and sisters Lucille Aguilar, April Monalim and Davelyn Monalim. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday at the Hall residence in Niuli'i, Kohala. Celebration: Keokea Beach Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Molly M. Horikawa, 55, of Aiea, a welder at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 26, died June 4 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Michael D. Oshiro; sons Brian W.K., Steven W.O.S. and Scott W.O.I. Au Yuen; daughter Jennifer W.I.A. Au Yuen; brothers Roy K. and Ray M. Horikawa, and sister Jennie H. Ohta. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yukie S. Isonaga, 83, of Poipu, Kauai, died June 9 in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Kokichi; son Eric; daughters Irene Isonaga and Lorna Kapahu; brother Jenichi Shigematsu; sisters Satomi Nakasone, Alice Okuma and Tamino Ahn, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Florence E. Kunishige, 72, of Wahiawa, a retired state cafeteria baker, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Tadashi; sons Craig S., Patrick K. and Perry T.; daughter Dierdre K.; brothers Wallace, Ralph and Miles Yoshida; sisters Jean Chang and Cheryl Hiroe, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph S. "Joe" Leder, of Kailua, a former owner-manager of Reliable Collection Agency Ltd., died June 11. He was born in Aliquippa, Pa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; daughters Stefani and Luise Leder and Lisa Deponte; son Steve, and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Caroline G. "Lota" Mendes, 77, of Mililani died June 8 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Richard G. and Ronald M.; daughter Carole Jean Moreno, brother Tony Santiago; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Noboru Miyamoto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired accountant for Aloha Airlines Inc., died last Wednesday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynn; son Dean; daughter Norine Young; brothers Richard and Raymond, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frances R. Neal, 72, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bryant J.; daughters Michaele Tibbetts, Patricia Mintz, Peggy Traylor and Mary Rosenberg; mother Eva Rodrigues; sister Angeline Figueroa, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Diabetes Foundation or North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Helen Ota, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai died June 8 in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Nobuo; brothers Akira, Takeshi and Charles Ishii, and sisters Hatsuyo Maeda, Haruko Otsubo, Tomiko Kabazawa and Lillian Makizuru. Private services.

Charles K. "Charlie" Park, 60, of Waipahu, a self-employed auto repairman who operated Keico Pacific, died Thursday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Seoul, Spith Korea. He is survived by sons Jared S.H. Park and Sung Jin Pak. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Alfred S. Rapoza, 82, of Honolulu, a retired glass manager from Lewers and Cook, died June 12. He was also a door manager for Consolidated Amusement Theatres. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Alfred Jr. and Paul; brothers George, Benjamin and Raymond; sister Hilda Neiva, and four grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 6 p.m. Saturday at Magic Island. Ala Moana Beach Park. Casual attire.

George K. Sadoyama, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired agriculture inspector and clerk at Stellmacher and Sadoyama Ltd., died Saturday in Kailua. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katherine; children Wayne and Ruth Sadoyama and Karen Llarenas; brother Dr. James; sisters Betsy Tagami, Edith Gershwin and Mildred Higa, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rinmo Shimabukuro, 85, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired employee for the former Excelsior Dairy in Hilo, Hawaii, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yoshie; sons Kenneth, Howard, Alden and Wilbert; daughters Carol Saiji, Sandra Yamada, Ruby Shimabukuro and Lois Parks; brothers Roy and Takeo; sisters Tomiko Shimabukuro, Kikue Tsuha and Kiyoko Yanagawa, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services over the ashes: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Betty K. Shimizu, 63, of Pearl City, a federal employee at Hickam Air Force Base, died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by brothers Tom and Frank and sister Alice Moon. Private services.

Violet N.Y. Soriano, 87, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Kalapana, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Florentino; daughters Elizabeth Finch, Emilie Webb and Viola Hoeptner-Araujo; son Henry Kennedy; brother Abraham Y.C. Young; sister Ngit Lin Dunn, 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 11 a.m. to noon. Inurnment: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert E. "Bob" Thatcher, 56, of Kona, Hawaii, a registered nurse at the Kona Community Hospital, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Bucyrus, Ohio. He is survived by son Lynn A.; daughter Jessica C.; mother Laura B., and sister Janet Ann. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to West Hawaii Family Support Service or Toys for Tots.

Asuncion G. Vermudez, 47, of Kekaha, Kauai, will be remembered in services at 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Chapel in Koloa. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. She is survived by sisters Lolita Aquiran, Fely Salvador and Procing Aguilar, and grandchildren in Hawaii and in the Philippines. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Robert F. Wolfe Jr., 75, of Waimanalo, a retired construction worker, died Friday at home. He was born in Jackson, Mich. He is survived by wife Rosaline; sons Robert, Edward and Victor; daughter Patricia Bunyan; brothers David and Michael, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. George Church, Waimanalo. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire.



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Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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